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dc.contributor.authorKingdon, Geetaen_US
dc.contributor.authorTeal, Francisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-11en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-28T08:32:18Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-28T08:32:18Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/26473-
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the relationship between teacher unionization, student achievement and teachers' pay using a cross-section of data from private schools in India. We use differences in student mark across subjects to identify within-pupil variation in achievement and find that union membership of the teacher appears to strongly reduce pupil achievement. We find no evidence this could be due to the unobservables not controlled for by this procedure. A school fixed effects equation of teacher pay shows that union membership substantially raises pay and in this case too we find that remaining unobservables are unlikely to explain this outcome. We thus have in this data clear evidence that unions raise cost and reduce student achievement.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 2428en_US
dc.subject.jelI21en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordTeacher unionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordteacher salariesen_US
dc.subject.keywordstudent achievementen_US
dc.subject.keywordproductivityen_US
dc.subject.keywordIndiaen_US
dc.subject.stwLehrkräfteen_US
dc.subject.stwGewerkschaftlicher Organisationsgraden_US
dc.subject.stwGehalten_US
dc.subject.stwSchüleren_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwPrivatschuleen_US
dc.subject.stwIndienen_US
dc.titleTeacher unions, teacher pay and student performance in India: a pupil fixed effects approachen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn584691971en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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